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Starbucks Stays True to Message with Smoking Ban

2013-06-13 Starbucks made waves in late May when news broke that the brand would ban smoking in its outdoor seating areas and within 25 feet of its entrances.

FROM THE FLOOR: Howard Schultz's Balancing Act

2013-05-21 At the 94th annual National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, Starbucks Howard Schultz delivered a powerful message to the restaurant industry: ...

Starbucks Debuts First Non-U.S. Community Store

2013-05-13 Starbucks Coffee Company chairman, president, and CEO Howard Schultz inaugurated the first Starbucks community store outside of the United States in t...

Report Finds Starbucks is Top Quick Serve for Q1 2013

2013-04-22 Starbucks is the top quick service restaurant brand with $166 million of Impact Media Value according to General Sentiment’s Q1 2013 QSR MediaMatch.

Starbucks Recruits Sharon Rothstein as Global CMO

2013-03-19 Starbucks Coffee Company announced it has appointed Sharon Rothstein as global chief marketing officer.

Starbucks, ACC American Café Take Off at RDU Airport

2013-03-13 Global restaurateur HMSHost will welcome travelers with three new restaurants at Raleigh-Durham International Airport as part of the airport’s Termina...

HMSHost Brings in New Starbucks at PDX

2013-01-30 Travelers making their way through Portland International Airport will be surprised to find their favorite coffee in a new location that takes them ri...

Starbucks to Build Off the Success of Its Blonde Roast

2013-01-08 Starbucks Coffee Company aims to grow share of the 40 percent of U.S.

Starbucks Set to Open in Vietnam for First Time

2013-01-04 Starbucks Coffee Company announced the expansion of its long-term relationship with Hong Kong Maxim’s Group to now operate Starbucks stores in Vietnam...

Starbucks Gets Hearty with New Oatmeal Option

2013-01-02 Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, Starbucks will launch a nutrition-packed start to the day with the new Starbucks Hearty Blueberry Oatmeal.